The Ford EcoSport is the entry-level vehicle if you want to get your hands on a Ford with a price point that starts at Php 929,000. It first debuted in 2003 at the Camacari plant in Brazil.
At the end of 2017 and the early months of 2018, the EcoSport takes the second best-selling Ford cars in the Philippines. And in 2019, there were 2,138 EcoSports sold locally.
There are two ideal words best used to describe the Ford EcoSport interior – plush and comfortable. It may be a subcompact crossover, but it provides a fair amount of space inside and offers a great amount of visibility. Plus, the subtle designs in its interior gives the EcoSport a better design for its price point.
The 1.0-liter EcoBoost Titanium variant is installed with a Signature LED Day Time Running Lamp
To have more detailed information, let’s take a deeper dive into the Ford EcoSport interior and see why many reviews say that the subcompact crossover’s interior is its strong point.
Ford EcoSport Interior: Seats
As standard, all EcoSport variants come with five seats. In terms of legroom and headroom, the Ford EcoSport neither excels nor lacks in this category.
You get what you can expect from a subcompact crossover. In case you are wondering, the EcoSport has a measurement that spans 4,325mm in length, 1,765mm in width, and 1,656mm in height – which is relatively standard to average subcompact crossovers. In addition, the EcoSport stands with a ground clearance at 209mm which gives you a good amount of visibility while driving.
With the EcoSport's elevated ride height, you can see more of what's going on around you
Five variants are available for the Ford EcoSport – one of which is the top-of-the-line variant that exclusively uses a 1.0-liter EcoBoost Titanium engine. The range-topping EcoSport is the only variant that comes with leather seats stitched in white; the rest come with fabric seats.
The driver’s seat for the Titanium variant comes with an 8-way manual adjust, while the Trend variants come with a 6-way manual adjustment and a 4-way manual adjustment for the Ambiente variant. All EcoSport variants are installed with a 4-way manual adjustment for the passenger seat.
Lastly, the rear seats have a 60:40 split-fold configuration and ISOFIX child seat anchors. If interior space is a top priority for you, then the Ford EcoSport might not be your subcompact crossover.
Honda HR-V and Nissan X-Trail are two subcompact crossovers that offer a good amount of interior space while keeping relatively affordable price points.
Ford EcoSport Interior: Technology
As per interior technology, both the Titanium AT variants got the upper hand. These two variants come with the bigger 4.2-inch instrument cluster display screen. While the rest of the three variants come with the smaller 2.3-inch instrument cluster display screen.
8-inch touchscreen with SYNC®3
The higher-spec Titanium variants are installed with an 8-inch color and capacitive touchscreen that is remarkably fast and smooth. The Ford EcoSport arguably offers the best infotainment screen that is out in the automotive market today.
The top of the line variant comes with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to enhance your driving experience on the road. The Trend variants and the Ambiente variant comes with a bigger 9-inch color touchscreen that is only compatible with Bluetooth.
The audio can be controlled through the controls installed on all of the variants. Satellite Navigation is exclusively available for the 1.0-liter Titanium variant.
Seven speakers are installed on both the Titanium variant,s while the Trend and Ambiente variants use four speakers only. Ford made sure you got the Titanium variants by adding illumination on their two USB ports installed in their center consoles. Two 12V accessory power outlets in the front and the rear comes standard to the EcoSport.
Ford EcoSport Interior: A closer look
What you can notice right off the bat are the chrome edges installed in almost every part of the EcoSport’s interior. Those chrome edges go well with the black theme of the subcompact crossover, giving off an elegant look without having to feel like it’s an entry-level vehicle.
Titanium variants are installed with a smart keyless entry with a push-button start/stop function.
In addition to the exclusive interior features, the Titanium variants are installed with power sunroof, leather-wrapped steering wheel, electronic automatic temperature control, overhead console with sunglass holder, passenger vanity mirror illumination, and rear retractable armrest.
The 4.2-inch Instrument Cluster Display Screen
All EcoSport variants come with load compartment lamp, a center console with armrest, sunvisor with covered vanity mirror, ticket strap on driver’s side, tilt and telescopic steering wheel, follow-me-home lighting, power door locks, cooled glove box (except for the Ambiente variant), and load compartment lamp.
The EcoSport has a generous amount of safety features. These include driver and front passenger for all EcoSport variants, front side airbags for all variants except for the Ambiente variant, and side curtain airbags exclusive only on the two Titanium variants.
Other safety interior features that are made available in the EcoSport are seatbelt reminder system, a rearview camera, rear park assist (except for the Ambiente variant), 3-pt rear seat belts, and childproof door locks.
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Ford EcoSport Interior: Should I buy it?
Ford is a renowned brand due to its unrelenting automotive products throughout the years. With the American automaker’s scheme of focusing solely on its SUVs, trucks, pickups, and crossovers, we can expect its vehicles to be better and more innovative.
Simple yet deliberately designed interiors
Looking at the Ford EcoSport’s interior features, we can tell that the subcompact crossover is definitely worth every dime. If you are looking to get yourself a subcompact crossover or a Ford, then the EcoSport is a good vehicle to start with.
You will never feel like something is lacking in the subcompact crossover. In fact, it would feel like it is loaded with features every time without having to spend much cash.
Here are the following prices for the Ford EcoSport if you decided to get one yourself:
|Ford EcoSport 1.5 Ambiente MT price||₱920,000|
|Ford EcoSport 1.5 Trend MT price||₱970,000|
|Ford EcoSport 1.5 Trend AT price||₱1,030,000|
|Ford EcoSport 1.0 EcoBoost Titanium AT price||₱1,190,000|
|Ford EcoSport 1.5 Titanium AT price||₱1,100,000|
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Know more about Ford EcoSport 2023
The Ford EcoSport 2023 is a 5-seater subcompact crossover from the Blue Oval company. Ford Ecosport 2023 price in Philippines ranges between Php 750,000 and Php 1,190,000 for the model's four variants. Under the hood, two engines options are available in the Philippines. One is the 1.5-liter gasoline engine that makes 121 horsepower and 150 Nm of torque, while the other is a smaller 1.0-liter EcoBoost gasoline engine that delivers 123 horsepower and 170 Nm of torque. A 5-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmission is connected to the engine.
When it comes to the dimensions, the EcoSport spans 4,325 mm in length, 1,765 mm in width, and 1,656 mm in height, with a wheelbase of 2,519 mm. Also, it boasts a ground clearance rated at 209 mm. In the local market, this American small crossover is competing against the likes of the Volkswagen T-Cross, Kia Stonic, and Geely Coolray.